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Scots Who Unsettled U.K. Markets Seen Calming EU Anxiety

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Less than a year after their failed bid to leave the U.K. rippled through financial markets, Scotland’s nationalists may emerge as pacifiers.

With just under two months to go before the British election, polls show the Scottish National Party is on course to take the most seats in Scotland. Leader Nicola Sturgeon said she would potentially support a minority Labour government in London. She ruled out any deal with Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives, who want to hold a referendum on the U.K.’s European Union membership.